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Opposition submits no-trust move against NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: Joint opposition has submitted a no-confidence motion against Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaiser. The Lower House of Parliament is meeting today to vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. After the no-confidence motion came out

Govt, opposition members exchange barbs on mini-budget

ISLAMABAD: Mini-budget has drawn massive criticism from the opposition against the federal government on Wednesday. According to details, the tabling of the mini-budget took place in a National Assembly session under the presence of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. During the

Opposition announces to challenge EVMs, other bills

ISLAMABAD: The joint opposition has announced to challenge the recent legislation by the joint session of Parliament including EVMs and others. Shahbaz Sharif flanked by the PPP chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, speaking to media outside Parliament, said legislation was bulldozed

Opposition parties including PPP decide to hold joint protest against govt

ISLAMABAD: In a major development, opposition parties including Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have decided to hold joint protest against the government. A meeting of the opposition parties was held in the Parliament House chamber, which

Russian opposition leader Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Award

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny the acclaimed Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award, named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, recognises individuals who have made an “outstanding contribution to protecting freedom of

New NAB chairman

The four-year tenure of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal is ending next month. Yet, the federal government is still undecided on who would replace him and head the anti-corruption watchdog. The appointment of the NAB chairman

Speaker Sindh Assembly bans eight lawmakers for disorderly conduct

KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has banned the entry of eight lawmakers into provincial assembly after they brought a charpoy in the House. The entry of eight lawmakers namely, PTI parliamentary leader Bilal Ahmed, Saeed Ahmed, Arsalan Taj,

Sindh Assembly approves Budget 2021-22 amid opposition’s protest

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Friday approved the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 amid ruckus from the opposition. The house met with Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in the chair. The opposition members asked for speeches but were denied permission

Govt, opposition agree on smooth conduct of parliamentary proceedings

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition have reached consensus and decided to ensure smooth conduct of ongoing budget session in Parliament after confrontation for the past three days. Following the agreement, the opposition has decided to withdraw its no-confidence motion against

Israel’s opposition set to unseat Netanyahu

TEL AVIV: Israel’s opposition leader moved closer to unseating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he officially told the country’s president that he has reached agreements with political allies to form a new government. About 35 minutes before a Wednesday midnight

Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

Myanmar security forces kill 15 protesters, junta leader blames opposition

YANGON: Troops in Myanmar opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, the latest victims of a campaign to crush opposition to the ruling military junta. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the army

ANP decides to part ways with PDM

ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP) has decided to part ways with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) after being served a show-cause notice. The ANP is disgruntled at the PDM ever since the opposition alliance decided to issue show-cause notices

High stakes in Senate

The Senate has been reconvened where newly-elected members will take oath. The tug of war between the government and the opposition gets more intense as the elections for the highest seats of the Upper House are being held. The elections

Opposition and open vote

The government tabled the 26th Constitutional Amendment bill earlier this week calling for open ballot in the Senate elections. The opposition does not seem interested in the attempts to ensure transparency and fairness in the elections and is making efforts

Dec 31 deadline passed, no resignations received: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the 31st December deadline has passed, but the resignations from the opposition have not come yet. Talking to the media at the Parliament House, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the

JUI-F chief summons PDM leaders meeting on Jan 1

ISLAMABAD: President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal-ur-Rehman has convened a meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday i.e. on 1st January. According to the PDM spokesperson, the meeting will be held at Maryam Nawaz’s house in Lahore in

Opposition criticising army like Indian ‘propaganda machine’: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday criticised the opposition parties for what he termed their “double standards” and targeting the Pakistan Army just like the “Indian propaganda machine”. Addressing a ceremony after laying the foundation stone of different projects

Pandemic confusion

The politicisation of the coronavirus pandemic has led to confusion in Pakistan, much to an extent that the general public is not even taking it seriously anymore. This is despite the second wave which has seen thousands of cases being

Early Senate elections

The government has played a clever play card by considering holding the Senate elections earlier and approaching the Supreme Court to hold the polls openly. With the opposition still undecided and delaying the submission of resignation from the assemblies, it

Qureshi rejects opposition’s deadline for PM’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has categorically rejected the demands of the alliance of opposition parties, saying these are undemocratic and unconstitutional. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, the foreign minister said the opposition deadline calling on

Opposition parties to submit resignations by Dec 31: JUI-F chief

LAHORE:  Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday said that all opposition parties will submit their resignation to party leaders by December 31 after which the final decision will be taken. Addressing media after a crucial meeting

Opposition divided over resignations: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz on Tuesday strongly criticised the opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance and said it was bitterly divided on the issue of resignation from assemblies. Addressing a press conference, the federal minister lashed out

Opposition walks out of Senate during Shibli Faraz’s speech

ISLAMABAD: Ruckus erupted in the Senate as opposition members walked out of the Senate session over remarks made by Information Minister Shibli Faraz. The opposition members prevented Faraz from making a policy statement on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The

Opposition protesting for personal interests: Shibli Faraz

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said on Wednesday that the incumbent government believes in equal development of all parts of the country including Sindh. Addressing media after visiting the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam, the federal minister

Interior Minister terms movement of opposition parties as anti-state

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ejaz Ahmed Shah has termed the movement of parties as anti-state. Ejaz Shah said that anti-national rallies could not be allowed in the name of democracy. He said that Nawaz Sharif is guilty, he

Pakistan Democratic Movement to hold first meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement will hold its first meeting today at Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) secretariat. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the first meeting will be held at 3:00 PM at the PML-N Secretariat to consider the situation

Opposition in the crosshairs

The fallout continues from Nawaz Sharif’s bitter speech at the multi-party conference in which he lashed out at state institutions. Now the authorities have decided to go all-out against the opposition leaders as they struggle to start agitation against the

Military-opposition meetings

The furore over the recent speech by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not settled down in which he strongly criticised state institutions. It has now been revealed that opposition leaders held a meeting with the military leadership a few

Opposition’s APC

The opposition is finally having the long-delayed All Parties Conference (APC) in Islamabad to find a future course of action against the government. Unlike previous such gatherings, this will also be a rather futile exercise and unlikely to have any